Unit History: 17/21 Lancers

17/21 Lancers
The 17th/21st Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1922 to 1993.
It was formed in 1922 in England by the amalgamation of the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) and the 21st Lancers (Empress of India’s). From 1930 to 1939 it was deployed overseas; first in Egypt for two years, and then in India for seven. In 1938 the regiment was mechanised.

Memories of 17/21 Lancers

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

17/21 Lancers in 1966

Written by james robert mackay

i am sure i done a grooms course at 17/21 either in paderborn or falignbostel

, 17/21 Lancers, Belfast in 1976

Written by Paul Kay

I served with a mate Paul Morse, we were guarding Donnegal Pass Police station, he couldnt keep his hands off the woman. He was on guard, rang me in the rest room, stated there were two girl’s outside, to cut the story short, me, him, and two girls found in the bunker, by SSM Eddie Thompson, and Major Hammilton-Russell. It did not go down well, I can say, fined £50 each by the colonel, Major Hammilton-Russell was fuming, ran after us, and said with a red face ,I WILL HAVE YOU, he could of fined us more, for sure, but did not keep a grudge.

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